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Sex trafficking sting hits close to home



An undercover multi-agency sex trafficking sting resulted in eight felony arrests, including one individual from Isabel


Andries Snyman, 42 of Isabel was charged with Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet.


Along with Snyman, those arrested were:


 Marshall Brown, 26, Ellsworth AFB, SD; Duane Hosek, 61, Rapid City, SD; and Cody Two Lance, 33, Rapid City, SD, were all charged with the Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor.


Ryan Kammerer, 26, Box Elder, SD; Brendan Leiter, 24, Elkhart, IN; and Noah Schottenstein, 27, Rapid City, SD; and Joel Zupnik, 51, Ft. Collins, CO, were charged with the attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet .


The mandatory minimum penalty upon conviction for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet is 10 years in prison, up to life. Hosek, Two Lance, and Brown, could face an additional 10 years in prison if convicted of the Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor.


“It is important that we protect our children with law enforcement operations that focus on removing sexual predators from our streets. Our operations continue to protect children and send a message that South Dakota is off-limits to anyone seeking to harm our children,” said South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.


“Despite the intense publicity and focus on human trafficking these past few years, these undercover operations serve as a somber reminder that some people will throw caution to the wind and succumb to their perverted instincts,” said U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler. “I’m proud of the joint collaboration displayed by law enforcement and our united efforts to bring sex traffickers to justice.”


All these individuals are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.


The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigations.






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